Galerie Vivienne, Paris

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
With architectutal beauty and classy shopping tied into one, Galerie Vivienne is a restored 19th century covered passage created with glass roofs, mosaic-tiled floors, and hand-carved wood. It makes the perfect spot for you to rest and enjoy tea and snacks from the residing shops, which could also take some time to explore. For example, check out A Priori Thé, a classic Paris tea salon, or Legrand Filles & Fils with its delicate chocolates and other candies plus a wine cellar that’s considered a piece of heaven by wine connoisseurs.

Clothing and household furnishing shops also fill the passageway. If you’re traveling with children, Si Tu Veux is considered one of the best toy stores in Europe. Put Galerie Vivienne on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Paris online trip planner.
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  • I never get tired of visiting this covered passage. From the early 19th Century, one of the world's first attempts at an indoor mall, it has been lovingly restored and is now full of upscale...  more »
  • This adorable covered shopping passage is a nice reprieve from the busy streets of Paris. It is a quiet area to walk through and look at all the unique one of a kind shops in a covered shopping area.....  more »
  • A beautiful passage, made me feel like home, just walking and watching ...
  • One of the most beautiful places in Paris. A well restored passage, mainly art deco style, with a selection of shops, each one more special that the other.

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